Decided to clean out the garage last weekend so I went ahead and got out all of the FALL decor. I couldn't resist the urge to start sitting it out....So I did. I just love the color Orange. I think it's my favorite...A close second is blue. I found this cabinet at Nature's Express and fell in love with it. It fits perfectly in my breakfast area and I enjoy changing the decor with the season. I just got the Wagon Wheel a few months ago so I can't bear to put it up yet. I think it will have to come down at Christmas but for now it stays. It makes me happy.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
My DH's grandmother made this for us about 5 years ago. I love it to this day. She is very talented sewer and quilter. She used to teach classes at a Quilt Shop near here. I just love the colors in this one. She made me a Christmas One too...but it's in storage right now. I'll post it come Christmas time.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
My mom got me 2 Table Legs at a yard sale for FREE. She said you can come up with something for these can't you? So the challenge began... Well I've used half of one so far. I had DH cut the top part off the leg and drill holes for the flags and make a bottom piece to hold it up with. I saw a similar stand in the oriental trading magazine. I think it turned out pretty cute to be $1.25...the cost of the flags.
Here is an old Wooden Spool I got at a yard sale. I took it and attached two wooden pieces on top and bottom with epoxy glue and painted it red. I found the glass hood at a store. It was supposed to be for a cheese ball. I stack cookies under the glass and they look cute.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Just a quick update to show what I delivered to the neighbors last year for Christmas. I had a cookie exchange party and took the cookies from it and put them in a "new clean" dustpan and attached the poem tag. I found this idea from http://www.organizedchristmas.com/ I just love that site. So many great christmas ideas. You should check it out!
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Here is a Christmas Ornament Set I made last year. I took the paper mache stars and covered them with scrapbook paper by decoupaging them. Then I took an AOL tin and painted it with acrylic paint and decorated with coordinated paper and tied a ribbon around it. Cute gift and great way to recycle those tins that come with the AOL CD's.
It's August and I've been thinking of Christmas the last few months. I want to get started on Christmas ideas but seems like there is always something running through my mind. Just thought I would share an idea I used a few Christmas' ago for office Gifts. Enjoy. Smore Kits with decorated large candy bar, graham crackers, and the small bags of marshmallows.